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Return to Lonesome Dove 

TV-14 | | Drama, Western | TV Mini-Series (1993)
Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jon Voight ...  Captain Woodrow F. Call 4 episodes, 1993
Barbara Hershey ...  Clara Allen 4 episodes, 1993
Ricky Schroder ...  Newt Dobbs 4 episodes, 1993
William Petersen ...  Captain Gideon Walker 4 episodes, 1993
Oliver Reed ...  Gregor Dunnigan 4 episodes, 1993
Dennis Haysbert ...  Jack Jackson 4 episodes, 1993
Reese Witherspoon ...  Ferris Dunnigan 4 episodes, 1993
Timothy Scott ...  Pea Eye Parker 4 episodes, 1993
Chris Cooper ...  July Johnson 4 episodes, 1993
CCH Pounder ...  Sara Pickett 4 episodes, 1993
Nia Peeples ...  Agostina Vega 4 episodes, 1993
Barry Tubb ...  Jasper Fant 4 episodes, 1993
William Sanderson ...  Lippy Jones 4 episodes, 1993
Veronica Lauren ...  Sally Allen 4 episodes, 1993
Molly Orr ...  Betsy Allen 4 episodes, 1993
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Isom Pickett 3 episodes, 1993
David Carpenter ...  Needle Nelson 3 episodes, 1993
León Singer ...  Bolivar, Lonesome Dove Cook 3 episodes, 1993
Jack Caffrey Jack Caffrey ...  Cholo 3 episodes, 1993
Reginald T. Dorsey ...  Isaac Pickett 3 episodes, 1993
Dylan Baker ...  Nigel 3 episodes, 1993
Colin Fox Colin Fox ...  Lord Henry 3 episodes, 1993
Steven Mayville Steven Mayville ...  Sheriff Ben Rainey of Miles City 3 episodes, 1993
Thomas J. Perlman Thomas J. Perlman ...  Jim Rainey 3 episodes, 1993
Richard Slaughter Richard Slaughter ...  Allen O'Brien 3 episodes, 1993
Jamar Curtis Jamar Curtis ...  Nathan 3 episodes, 1993
Maria Owens Maria Owens ...  Lizzie Pickett 3 episodes, 1993
Angelina Cormier Angelina Cormier ...  Juana, Carlos' Mother 3 episodes, 1993
Jeff O'Haco Jeff O'Haco ...  Carlos - Head Vaquero 3 episodes, 1993
Slobodan Guerra Slobodan Guerra ...  Miguel 3 episodes, 1993
Bendigo Quade Bendigo Quade ...  Martin 3 episodes, 1993
John Quade ...  Martin 3 episodes, 1993
John Speredakos ...  Buck 3 episodes, 1993
Jane Lind ...  Many Tears 2 episodes, 1993
Adrian Sparks Adrian Sparks ...  Sheriff 2 episodes, 1993
Nick Searcy ...  Raab 2 episodes, 1993
Chet Carlin Chet Carlin ...  Karl Swenson - Shopkeeper in Ogalalla / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Kip Niven ...  Doctor (Miles City) 2 episodes, 1993
Peter Gerety ...  Cowboy / ... 2 episodes, 1993
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Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and Mexican cowboys to run the Mustangs. Call leaves the drive for Nebraska and runs into Cherokee Jack and a group of Indians, which almost costs him his life. In Montana, Newt and Jasper get into a shoot-out in the local bar, and wind up in jail. The odds of them surviving the lynch mob are slim, until Dunnegan has them freed. Newt had rescued his wife, Ferris, from a band of cattle rustlers, and Dunnegan was thankful. However, Newt and Jasper will have to work for Dunnegan to keep their freedom. Newt has mixed emotions about working for Dunnegan who helps him in any way, because he also has respect for Call, who may or may not be his true father. Dunnegan has big plans for his cattle and the future. Those plans do not include those who do not throw in ... Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Western

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Last film of John Quade. See more »

Goofs

Woodrow's suspender length-adjusters are of the modern chrome-plated type. See more »

Quotes

Captain Woodrow F. Call: Newt? Dobbs, that was your mother's name. Call. That's Scot's, so they tell me. It's had no dishonor I'm aware of.
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Follows Lonesome Dove (1989) See more »

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Look past the controversy and see a great mini series
1 August 2013 | by star_in_the_zenith_79See all my reviews

When you get right down to it, could a mini series really have worse circumstances surrounding it and carry the burdens Return to Lonesome Dove does? Not only is it a sequel to a timeless classic like Lonesome Dove thus having a hard act like that to follow, but its also not written by the original author and is disliked by the original author to boot. That's a tall order for any story.

But amazingly, Return to Lonesome Dove is up to that challenge. That is if you look past all the controversy and the fact that its not written by McMurtry, if you do you will see a very rich and entertaining mini series. It stays true to McMurtry's characters, Captain Call, Clara Allen, and Pea Eye are all the same. Newt's growth as a character evolves nicely and believably for a young man growing up on his own. The new characters are compelling and believable and they interact seamlessly with the familiar ones from Lonesome Dove. The storyline itself is believable and riveting as well. Its not Lonesome Dove, but its well worth watching and a worthy successor.

Its a great pity that McMurtry denounced this movie as being non canon, for in my humble opinion it is superior to his own sequel offering of Streets of Laredo, a book that was depressing almost to the point of being unreadable. Don't get me wrong, I'll always be grateful to McMurtry for Lonesome Dove and have the utmost respect for him, great author, but he does the fans of his story something of a disservice by denouncing the sequel mini series. I suggest overlooking him just this once. You will miss out on another great story if you don't.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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Virginia City, Montana, USA See more »

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